Monday, August 01, 2011

Postcard-Worthy

Old Timbered Building

I can't remember seeing too many modern postcards from Haninge. Back in the 1960s and 1970s Swedish postcards often showed a city centre, with a mall and a parking lot! They were horrible in a very horrible way and, are obviously collectors items today! I was asked a few years ago to create a number of postcards showing typical Tungelsta views. It took quite a few hours and I was never paid for my work, but I think you can still buy the cards at the museum in the park. Anyway, when I did those cards I had planned to use a photo of this building, but in the end I decided not to. This is a loftbod. A wooden building used for storage a few hundred years ago. This one can be found at the Mulsta farm and is around three hundred years old, which makes it the oldest building in Tungelsta and a good choice for the theme day I think. The current owner of Mulsta, the farmer Sture Andersson told me that his great grandmother was born in this lofdbod. Oh, and you met his granddaughter on the blog a few days ago.

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20 comments:

Olivier said...

beau choix avec cette ferme en bois

RedPat said...

Definitely postcard worthy! Nice one.

Mark said...

Much nicer than a hideous modern town centre. Great connections between, people, place and blog.

Lois said...

Very nice! It looks great considering how old it is.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think the oldest building in Tungelsta is the perfect subject for a postcard Steffe, beautifully done!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful choice Steffe!

Virginia said...

A wonderful photo you chose for all of us today!
V

Madge said...

What a wonderful place with charm and history... you've captured it well!

Jack said...

A perfect choice for a postcard, Steffe.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is way better than a shopping mall, with stores that can be seen any place.

Julie said...

Interesting that it was built into and ontop of a rock, Steffe. A good choice for the theme because it is informative as well as beautiful.

Sharon said...

Great choice, a building with a lot of history.

Jilly said...

A beautiful choice and as you say so much more interesting than the usual city centre. Iconic too in your part of the world. A lovely shot, as always!

Tanya said...

that is amazing how old this little building is, it's in great shape!!

Jarart said...

This would make a fantastic postcard!
So many of your pictures would. You should have been paid!

Tash said...

What a great story to go with the picturesque, colorful house. How marvellous that it is still is such good shape.

Irina said...

Swedish Ministry of Tourism should use it in the posters! Great.

Steve Scauzillo said...

It reminds me of a red barn shot I have. This is quite nice. Great choice.

Reed said...

I love red buildings and this is a very good photo of one.

Steffe said...

Painted with the traditional Falu Red.